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Congratulations to the Stever family!

by jess on February 5, 2014

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On February 4, Travis and Abigail Stever were excited to announce the arrival of their firstborn son, Rory Charles. Please join us in congratulating them and welcoming this new addition to the Coheed family!

Happy 1st birthday to The Afterman: Descension!

by jess on February 5, 2014

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One year ago today, the second installment of Coheed’s epic Afterman double album came to record stores. The release of Descension, their 7th studio album, marks the band’s commitment to musical evolution and sophistication, while still proving loyal to their “classic” sound their fans know and love.

What’s your favorite Descension release day memory? Finally hearing that studio version of “Sentry the Defiant”, discovering “Gravity’s Union”, or the thrill of playing Ascension and Descension back to back? Share your stories!

 

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And let’s not forget that today, the album that started it all celebrates 12 years since release. Over the last decade and more, Second Stage has remained a fan favorite and will continue to be a monumental work in the hearts of devoted Coheed enthusiasts. It’s a telling fact that many fans from the SSTB era are still deeply loyal to the band and their work, through every evolution and musical progression – we salute both the band and those who have supported them through the years. We’d love to hear some Coheed stories from back in the SSTB days!

Graphic Policy’s “Women of BOOM!” Interview with Chondra Echert

by matt on January 31, 2014

Head on over to Graphic Policy’s website to check out the latest in their “Women of BOOM!” series featuring the lovely Chondra Echert!

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Discuss this interview on our message board with others now!

Introducing “Translucid” by Claudio Sanchez and Chondra Echert!

by jess on January 17, 2014

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Fresh from an interview with Newsarama:

In April, the new Boom comic series Translucid will reunite the creative husband-and-wife team of Chondra Echert and musician Claudio Sanchez, frontman of Coheed and Cambria.

The new project is a unique take on superheroes — portraying a hero named The Navigator and his arch-enemy, The Horse, while also examining the blurred line between hero and villain.

The writers admit they were influenced by the relationship of Batman and the Joker when they were formulating the story of The Navigator and The Horse. But in this story, The Horse begins to notice that The Navigator’s moral compass is slipping, the villain decides to get a closer look into The Navigator’s past to find out what drove him to become a hero.

Sanchez, who’s sold millions of records worldwide as the creative force behind the band Coheed and Cambria, is a lifelong fan of comic books and superheroes. With Translucid, he and his wife promise to turn the superhero trope of “the neverending battle” on its head.

Read the full interview here.

We’re thrilled to have a new story on the way from the Evil Ink machine – come discuss their latest project in our community!

Davenport Cabinet on tour!

by jess on December 8, 2013

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This week, Travis Stever’s folk-rock side project Davenport Cabinet is going on tour – hitting Richmond, VA; Washington DC; and Philadelphia, PA! If you’re near one of these tour dates, don’t miss out – RSVP on Facebook if you’re attending! Be sure to pick up a limited hard copy of their latest EP Risks in Magic as well.

Are you catching a show? Come discuss the tour in our Davenport Cabinet forum.

What’s your favorite Coheed cover?

by jess on November 23, 2013

Last month, Claudio surprised us with an inventive cover of Bastille’s “Pompeii”, the latest addition to a longstanding series of interpretive cover songs from the Coheed universe. From a solemn acoustic rendition of the Smiths’ “A Rush and A Push and the Land is Ours” to the true-blue Iron Maiden tribute “The Trooper”, the Coheed crew has definitely shown their versatility and love for the classics while giving each tune that unique Coheed flavor!

Check out “Pompeii” above, then come tell us what your favorite Coheed cover is so far!

Davenport Cabinet releases “Risks in Magic” EP

by jess on November 14, 2013

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The latest and greatest from Travis Stever is here! If you haven’t grabbed a download of Davenport Cabinet’s brand new EP “Risks in Magic”, it can be found on both iTunes and Amazon.

“Risks in Magic” is dedicated to Travis’ future family – the Stevers will be welcoming a baby boy in just a few months! Come show your support and discuss this new music with others in our community.

Cobalt Recommends: I the Mighty

by jess on November 11, 2013

Coheed have finished up their US tour, and we had a great time at the show! We hope you had a chance to catch this stellar lineup and wanted to take a moment and remind you to check out I the Mighty, one of the incredible opening bands from this tour cycle. We at Cobalt and Calcium are big fans of these guys, and they’re Coheed fans too! (The lead singer, Brent, even has a Keywork tattoo on his forearm – see if you can catch it.)

Please enjoy “Speak to Me” off their recent album Satori, then come discuss this awesome band with our community!

The Final Cut

by matt on October 31, 2013

Also celebrating an anniversary this week, is this horrific little nugget from the mind of Claudio Sanchez.

Discuss your memories of this video, which was released exclusively to Cobalt and Calcium with other fans.

“My Brother’s Blood Machine” Celebrates 7th Anniversary

by jess on October 31, 2013

On October 31 of 2006, Claudio’s acoustic-electronica solo project The Prize Fighter Inferno released its first full-length album, My Brother’s Blood Machine. This intriguing collection spanned over ten years’ worth of songwriting and offered a mysterious storyline that immediately appealed to Coheed enthusiasts. Blood Machine still commands a deep fascination among fans seeking a deeper glance into the Amory Wars universe as well as Claudio’s artistic endeavors.

Discuss Blood Machine with others in our community!